Street scene in Kranska Gora, Slovenia
From Alfred Snider:
Hello from Ljubljana, Slovenia. I am here for a couple of events sponsored by WDI and our partner, Za in Proti (NGO for debate in Slovenia).
First is this weekend in Ljubljana, and it is the Former Yugoslavia Debate Conference. Students and teachers from Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Slovenia will be gathering for training and talks on future cooperation. While not a long event it is a great opportunity for everyone to network for the future and gain some instruction.
On Monday I go to Kranska Gora up near the borders with Italy and Austria for the second World Schools Debate Academy, also sponsored by ZIP and WDI along with the USA Embassy. I will be joined by WDI regulars David Register, Ruth Zisman, Megan Harlow, Rhydian Morgan and Stephen Boyle for a workshop in the WSDC format for about 80+ people from 10 different countries. This will be a one-week affair, and promises to be one of the most intense debate workshops yet. There will also be a goodly number of teachers and trainers there (about 20 I am told) for instruction. For more info go to http://debate.uvm.edu/wsda.html
I will report on these events regularly.